Police bail Brighton and Hove Albion footballer for a further five weeks

Posted On 03 Nov 2021 at 12:32 pm

Police have bailed Brighton and Hove Albion footballer Yves Bissouma for a further five weeks while they continue to investigate sexual assault claims.

Yves Bissouma

Bissouma, 25, was filmed being led out of the Arch night club on Brighton seafront by officers from Sussex Police in the early hours of Wednesday 6 October.

The midfielder was arrested along with man in his forties and they were initially bailed until today (Wednesday 3 November).

Sussex Police said that both men had been further bailed until next month.

The force said: “The bail date for both individuals has been extended to Monday 6 December while investigations continue.

“No further information is available at this time.”

Last month Sussex Police said: “Two men have been arrested after a woman reported being sexually assaulted at a venue in Brighton in the early hours of Wednesday (6 October).

“A man in his forties and a man in his twenties, both from Brighton, were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and have been released on conditional bail until Wednesday 3 November while inquiries continue.

“The victim is receiving specialist support from officers.”

The football club said after Bissouma’s arrest: “Brighton and Hove Albion are aware that one of its players is assisting police with the investigation of an alleged offence.

“The matter is subject to a legal process and the club is therefore unable to make further comment at this time.”

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